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Synonyms for antagonistic
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonistic, counter(adj)

    indicating opposition or resistance

    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    conciliatory, placating, placative, propitiatory, conciliative, interactive, appeasing(a), compatible, neutral, placatory, positive, soft, synergistic, amicable, propitiative, pacific

  2. antagonistic, antipathetic, antipathetical(adj)

    characterized by antagonism or antipathy

    "slaves antagonistic to their masters"; "antipathetic factions within the party"

    loth(p), incompatible, indisposed(p), loath(p), averse(p), antipathetic, antipathetical, counter

    placatory, interactive, conciliatory, placating, propitiatory, appeasing(a), conciliative, neutral, synergistic, propitiative, placative, soft, compatible, pacific, positive, amicable

  3. antagonistic(adj)

    arousing animosity or hostility

    "his antagonistic brusqueness"; "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"

    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    conciliative, soft, conciliatory, amicable, placatory, appeasing(a), positive, pacific, interactive, synergistic, neutral, propitiatory, placating, propitiative, compatible, placative

  4. antagonistic, incompatible(adj)

    used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

    out or keeping(p), uncongenial, ill-sorted, incompatible, unfitting, unsuited, inappropriate, discrepant, mismated, antipathetic, antipathetical, counter, contrastive

    placatory, positive, propitiatory, placative, neutral, amicable, appeasing(a), compatible, placating, conciliative, propitiative, interactive, synergistic, pacific, conciliatory, soft

  5. antagonistic(adj)

    incapable of harmonious association

    counter, antipathetic, incompatible, antipathetical

    conciliative, conciliatory, amicable, soft, positive, placatory, placative, interactive, placating, compatible, appeasing(a), synergistic, propitiatory, neutral, propitiative, pacific

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. antagonistic

    adverse, opposing, inimical, hostile, repugnant, contrary

    favoring, aiding, harmonious, friendly, agreeable to

Editors Contribution

  1. ego-dystonic

    it is freudian. an addiction must become ego dystonic before one decides to abandon it.

    smoking becomes ego dystonic for maybe a long while before it feels necessary to abandon it.

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. antagonistic(a.)

    opposing, adverse, opposite, hostile, inimical

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. antagonistic(a)

    contradictory, repugnant, conflicting, renitent, adverse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "antagonistic":

    antagonist, hostile, antagonism, confrontational, adversarial, conflicting

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How to use antagonistic in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall:

    Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump, because he isn't arguing with allies about policy. He's questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One cannot always consider, Tit for Tat, in an ugly and antagonistic sense since mutual Sex and Kissing, in whatever way, outline Tit for Tat automatically as well; however, in a sweet notion.

  3. Rafael Grossi:

    To put deadlines might not be the best idea, this would for me mean that we would be in a very ... antagonistic relationship where basically one side would be resisting and then I as DG would need to be putting deadlines.

  4. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

    It seems a little more antagonistic, so that part has changed a little bit, but it's not like this was' Leave it to Beaver,'' Mayberry R.F.D.,'' The Donna Reed Show,' it was never a Pollyanna, Mary Poppins place. It was always rough and tumble politics.

  5. Justin Onuekwusi:

    Trade talks have finished without an agreement, of course, it doesn't help that almost as a prelude to the conversation you get tweets that are quite antagonistic.

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